The simplest processes for monitoring cell movement and location use tracking probes that pass through the membrane into the cell and become membrane-impermeant after loading. Long-term tracking of cell movement and location requires probes that are more resistant to photobleaching and are retained through more cycles of cell division. The visualization of cellular behaviors such as division, movement, and apoptosis at a single-cell resolution and, in principle, allows the prospective and retrospective tracking towards determining the lineage of each cell. The generation of genetically encoded fluorescent protein reporters that are fused with subcellularly localized proteins, such as human histone H2B, has made it possible to direct fluorescent protein reporters to specific subcellular structures and identify single cells in complex populations.
Related journals of Cell Tracking
Journal of Cell Signaling, Journal of Cellular & Molecular Pathology, Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology, Insights in Cell Science, Insights in Stem Cells, Trends in Cell Biology, Journal of Cellular Physiology,Cellular Signalling, Cell and Tissue Research, Cell Research, International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology